A beautifully designed, 24-page reading magazine specifically written for Grade 2 students.
The magazine’s content has been specifically written for Grade 2 students. It uses age-appropriate vocabulary as well as a variety of different text types to address a wide range of relevant and engaging topics. The articles contained within the magazine directly relate to learning areas such as Science, History, and Geography.
Some of the highlights of this issue include:
- “Crabbing at Night” (narrative)
- “How to Make a Paper Airplane” (procedure)
- “Species Snapshot – Ulysses Butterfly” (information report)
- “Earth Watch – Protecting Native Plants and Animals” (explanation)
- “Team Trials – Success Celebrators” (comic)
- “Search-A-Rooney (image search activity).
Five sets of task cards addressing the areas of writing, language, comprehension, reading strategies, and higher-order thinking skills have been developed to support and complement the magazine’s content. Download the What’s Buzzing? Task Cards today!
If you are looking to save time, ink, and paper, you can display a digital version of the magazine on your interactive whiteboard or individual student devices using our online flip-book.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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